Global Ethernet switch and router market grew robustly in the first quarter of 2019

July 24, 2019

According to the IDC Ethernet Switch and the Router Quarterly Tracking Report, global Ethernet switch market (L 2/3) revenue in the first quarter of 2019 was $6.8 billion, increase of 7.8%. At the same time, global enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenue increased 8.2%  reach $3.6 billion.


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From a regional perspective, the global Ethernet switch market was performed active in the first quarter of 2019. The Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) region grew 8.6% , especially China growing 11.7%. The Japanese Ethernet switch market grew by 1.3%.


The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region grew 9.5%, the Egypt showing great growing by 17.3%; the Europe growing more moderately but only Western Europe growing by 3.5%, and Central and Eastern Europe still stagnating, 0.3% growing only . In the Western Europe, the UK fell 1.2%, Germany increase 2.3%, and Italy grew 15.5%. In Central and Eastern Europe, Russia fell an 13.4% rete;the United States grew 11.9%, Canada 2.6%, and Latin America grew 4.5% but Brazil fell 8.5% and Mexico grew 11.0%.


Mr.Rohit Mehra, the vice president of network infrastructure at IDC, said that "Enterprise organizations around the world are looking for digital transformation to meet market and competitive needs also improving the user experience. In this situation, companies are awareness of the key role that Internet plays in the  IT transformation initiatives. which enables organizations to keep continuously invest in the filed of Ethernet switches, routers, software-defined networking (SDN) and SD-WAN platforms, so that these platforms and architectures can support the growing of world of interconnected demand."


The revenue of 100Gb Ethernet switches continued to grow rapidly. trading 100Gb switches increased by 85.3% in 3.6 million. for the first quarter of 2019, 100Gb revenue increased by 59.0% US$1.2 billion, accounting for 17.3% of market revenue. The 25Gb switch also achieved impressive growth of 133.3%, reaching $304 million, and trad shipments increased 104.8%. 40Gb switches continued to decline, with revenue fell 21.3% The lower speed switches are a relatively mature part of the market, maintaining a moderate growth rate. the trading of 10Gb switches increased 8.6%, accounting 28.7% of main market. 1Gb switch  increased by 2.9%, 40.3% of total market .